Federico Hernandez Interview
As September 2015 is about to begin we are only a few weeks away from the California Rum Fest. Federico Hernandez the promoter and mastermind behind the festival took a few minutes to talk about how the foundation of his festival and his love of the rum world.
1. What inspired you to do the California Rum Festival?
After a few years of producing the Puerto Rico national Rum Festival “Taste of Rums”, the craving to branch out began. I grew up fantasizing about living in California at some time in my life, surfing throughout the gold coast. That is still in my bucket list, yet now that we live in Seattle, producing a Rum Festival at one of the key states in the USA was feasible. Last fall during my 11year anniversary, my wife and I visited SF and just loved it. The cocktail scene is above and beyond! SF also host one of the most famous Rum Bars in the world like Smugglers Cove, Forbidden Island and most recent Longitude.
2. What other festivals do you promote?
The Rum Lab founded and has been producing the following events
3. How did your interest in rum begin?
4. Do you have a favorite cocktail?
5. Where should readers go to learn more about your event?
Best of luck with the show.